Rumor: Free wireless charger for AT&T Nokia Lumia 920?

AT&T has the exclusive on selling the Nokia Lumia 920 here in the United States, but the wireless carrier won't actually be selling the Windows Phone 8 device until sometime later in November. Now a new rumor claims that the company will offer its customers an added incentive for buying the Lumia 920.

WPCentral.com reports, via unnamed sources, that when the Lumia 920 is offered for sale by AT&T, it will have a pretty reasonable price of $149 (with a two year contract). The story also claims it will come with a nice bonus; a free wireless charging pad.

The article did not state what kind of wireless pad will be included. Nokia revealed many such pads when it first announced the Lumia 920 in September, including a Fatboy pad that looked liked a mini-beanball.

The story adds that AT&T will sell the Nokia Lumia 820 for just $49 with a two year contract, and HTC's Windows Phone 8X for $149. All three of these devices will go on sale from AT&T on November 9th, according to the article's sources. So far, AT&T has yet to confirm pricing or availability of its many Windows Phone 8 products.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via Nokia

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The only thing I wish about the charging mat is that it propped the phone up so that you could see it on the nightstand like the old Palm charging mats... Otherwise I like this feature.

Wonder if Fatboy pad can charge two Nokia 920, so you won't have to get two if you have two phones. If it does, it will be awesome.

If true, I sure hope this applies to Best Buy pre-orders. Otherwise, I may have to return the one I (eventually) get from Best Buy and turn around and re-buy it directly from AT&T. Heh.

I completely miss the point with a wireless charger...

Plug my phone in to charger; or

Plug a wireless charging mat in, then put my phone on it...

hmmmm.....

DrScouse said,
I completely miss the point with a wireless charger...

Plug my phone in to charger; or

Plug a wireless charging mat in, then put my phone on it...

hmmmm.....

Seems silly at first thought, but just imagine only plugging in the charging mat ONCE, then no more plugging/unplugging. You just lay it down and go. Seems like a great plus!

DrScouse said,
I completely miss the point with a wireless charger...

Plug my phone in to charger; or

Plug a wireless charging mat in, then put my phone on it...

hmmmm.....


While I agree with you to a point. I imagine I'll probably get a second charger for my office and charge all day w/o fussing with cables. It's obviously a convenience thing and I'm willing to pay a little bit... if it's expensive then nope.

Considering my charging port is having problems due to cats knocking it off and things getting stuck in it(do some metal work, so flying shavings can and do happen), having a non-contact charging solution would give my phone a much longer lifespan.

DrScouse said,
I completely miss the point with a wireless charger...

Plug my phone in to charger; or

Plug a wireless charging mat in, then put my phone on it...

hmmmm.....

The advantage is when you have a large charging pad, you would be able to charge multiple devices at the same time without cords all over. Hopefully more phones will start to support wireless charging.

I'm a little frustrated trying to pick between the 8X and 920. I want the beats audio, front camera, weight, and prefer the design(and color) of the 8X. But I really-really want to dump my other camera for the 920, like the concept of using gloves and using my phone, want the wireless charging, bigger battery, and better outdoor visibility.

Until we can get the two phones side-by-side, we won't know, but I'm assuming it'll have high quality speakers and louder possible volume. I have hearing difficulties, so being able to crank it up is pretty important to me.

NXTwoThou said,
Until we can get the two phones side-by-side, we won't know, but I'm assuming it'll have high quality speakers and louder possible volume. I have hearing difficulties, so being able to crank it up is pretty important to me.

I've had a play with both and understand the comparison issues. I have to say this - the 8X is a really beautiful device - it's just right. The 920 on the other hand feels a bit too big and heavy. Sound wise the 8X has an extra amp and the sound quality is very good. 8X for me !

Sas Center said,
that would be awesome!
also, what do you guys think: nokia lumia or rumored microsoft phone? not wait or wait?

i love my surface, but don't feel the need to wait for a surface phone if i can get my hands on the 920.. The only reason i'd wait for a surface phone is if its carrier free and has every kind of radio under the sun and is cheap.. but thats too wishful maybe it would be a skype phone?

Sas Center said,
that would be awesome!
also, what do you guys think: nokia lumia or rumored microsoft phone? not wait or wait?
I too love my Surface. It's really quite well built, but Microsoft does not know cameras. At least not yet, and my smartphone is my only camera, so I take it relatively seriously.

Personally, I really want the 920 because of the usability with gloves, and the screen refresh rate. Unfortunately, I also really want to get off of AT&T and go to Verizon because of terrible call quality and dropped calls. The problem is, my fiance is not a fan of large phones, and everyone is only pushing out large WP8 phones, and she really loves her Lumia 800 (sub-4" phone).

So I can't really make the jump to Verizon. And, I don't really want to lock myself into (officially or through sheer cost) AT&T for any longer.